Posted On: 09/4/19 2:29 PM

This is a basketball recruiting website. However it does appear that there is an abundance of two sport standouts this year. Here are five standouts from Week 1 of the high school football season along with how their gridiron success could translate to the hardwood.
 
Please note this is not a list of the best two sport standouts. Just a different way of evaluating the upcoming season. Consequently this will not be a reoccurring column. However if you enjoy this let me know on Twitter @jgilbertsport and maybe we can revisit this angle.
 
Once again just brief football stats and comments followed by what it means for the basketball season.
 
  1. Earnest Sanders 6-3 2020 Flint Beecher  Two touchdowns for the Bucs in 41-0 defeat of Flint Southwestern. One came from his receiver position, the other on a 70-yard punt return. Why does this matter for basketball? Jalen Terry (Michigan St), Keyon Mennifield, and Carmelo Harris are going to form one of the best backcourts in the state. But numbers don’t lie, it is short backcourt. All three are sub 6-foot. If Sanders can translate his physical tools to take some of the defensive pressure off

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